Bannon met former Rep. Tom Tancredo about running for governor
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Former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) says he met with former Trump White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon about a possible run for Colorado governor in 2018.

Asked by the Denver Post if they discussed Tancredo running, the former lawmaker responded with a winking emoji and wrote "come to think of it, I believe it came up."

"He is here and yes we met," Tancredo said in an email. "Fascinating guy. No idea what else his plans are here or frankly, what brought him here. But you know he is my boss at Breitbart!" 


Tancredo is an opinion writer at right-wing Breitbart News, which Bannon runs.

Tancredo, a hardline anti-immigration advocate, previously ran for governor in 2010 and 2014, as a candidate for the Constitution Party and then the GOP. 

The meeting between the two comes as Bannon is looking to find conservatives to challenge incumbent Republican senators. Earlier this week, Roy Moore, the former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, shocked the Republican establishment by defeating incumbent Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeSenate GOP relieved after primary wins Blankenship: I’m Trumpier than Trump National GOP pours in money to stop Blankenship in West Virginia MORE in the state's GOP primary runoff.

Bannon and Breitbart strongly backed Moore, a hard-line conservative.

At a rally for Moore, Bannon said that a "day of reckoning is coming" for the GOP establishment, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP lawmakers want Trump to stop bashing Congress Parkland father calls out Trump, McConnell, Ryan after Santa Fe shooting Overnight Finance: House rejects farm bill in conservative revolt | NAFTA deal remains elusive as talks drag on | Dodd-Frank rollback set for House vote MORE (R-Ky.). 

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) is term-limited and cannot run in 2018.